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A Bloody Storm: A Derrick Storm Short Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 1636 KB
  • Print Length: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion (August 7, 2012)
  • Publication Date: August 7, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007AE2RGY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,124 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Richard Castle is the author of numerous bestsellers, including the critically acclaimed Derrick Storm series. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, published while he was still in college, received the Nom DePlume Society's prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature. Castle currently lives in Manhattan with his daughter and mother, both of whom infuse his life with humor and inspiration.

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The editing is atrocious, with spelling and grammatical errors throughout. There's even one spot where one of the characters is referred to by the wrong name!

The plot is one-dimensional and predictable. Anyone with half a brain could see the ending coming a mile away.

The entire series feels like it was written and edited in a hurry. Definitely not what I've come to expect from Richard Castle. I hope Frozen Heat has spent a lot more time with the editor.
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This is just as Cheeky and saucy as the show, I loved every minute I read it. I highly recommend this book for light reading.
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A lot of action packed into a short story but the editing & vocabulary issues detract from the overall enjoyment.
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I was enjoying the Kindle book until I realized that Storm had truly done the impossible: Trapped in a cave, he stopped behind a rock and . . . "Using it to shield his body, he peed over its jagged surface."
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I have enjoyed the book and the previous two short stories but I think I would rather have the entire story at one time. I enjoy the Castle books as well as the show but would love to get the rest of this book at one time and more Storm books in the future.
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The third and final installment in this series is just as action-packed and well-written as the previous ones.

It all begins in Oxford, England, when Derrick Storm and FBI agent April Showers escape barely alive after a car chase and a confrontation, with a man and a woman, who were supposed to be the faithful friends and allies of oligarch Ivan Petrov, but who were actually under the payroll of Russian president Barkovsky.

Storm checks Showers, who's injured into a hospital, before heading straight back to Washington to meet his ex -and now temporary- boss, Jedidiah Jones, director of the National Clandestine Service. There he finds out that he's not to remain in the city for long, since he needs to find the 60 billions' worth of gold, that all the fuss was all about, before it falls into the hands of Barkovsky. For this reason he needs to oversee a team consisting of another "dead" agent called Casper, a Russian geologist that goes by the name of Oscar, and Dilya, an Uzbekistani woman and CIA asset.

In the meantime Showers, though wounded, has not yet left all her trouble behind, since as she's driven towards a military base from which she's supposed to fly to the U.S. she's abducted by the Russians.

From the very beginning until the very end of this story, all the protagonists seem to be playing a game of cat and mouse with each other. Everyone is suspicious of everyone else, nothing is for granted, and there's definitely a traitor on the loose, whose identity we'll only come to find out just before the end.

But the surprises don't stop there. Castle likes to keep the reader guessing and he does that very well. The pace is fast, the twists and turns plentiful and there's some romance lurking in the shadows as well.

I would say that, in the end, these three volumes make a very good, though kind of short novel, which will undoubtedly leave his fans satisfied.
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I have really enjoyed this series. It has been very well done as one story over three ebook novellas. Even though this is the climactic end to the series I still feel the second novella A Raging Storm, was my favorite.

This novella picks up right as the second leaves us with a massive cliffhanger. Derrick Storm is trying to save himself and his FBI partner from Russian goons looking for gold. Storm's boss sends him and a team of other operatives off the books to find this gold before the Russians can get to it.

This was a great series and it is well worth the read for anyone looking for a good spy story, not just fans of the show Castle. I will say my biggest complaint with this particular book was the typos. There were times the names changed, Agent Showers was Agent Flowers at one point. And my favorite mistake was when Storm cautiously Peed over the jacked surface of a rock in a gun fight at night. I am pretty sure the character wouldn't have peed over a rock during a gun fight where he is trying to hide from his attackers. But I do understand, when you've got to go, you got to go. It did make for an entertaining chuckle.
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I'm counting this review for all three of the short stories. I thought the stories were entertaining--especially considering they were written as short stories. The one massive complaint I have is that the editing for the third short was just terrible. There was a point in which the FBI agent April Showers was called a different name. There were a couple of other editing errors as well, one's that were extremely obvious--which makes me wonder how much attention was the editor paying?

Personally I thought they were slightly better written then the Nikki Heat novels (I've only read the first two, so perhaps they got better). They moved at a faster pace and the characters seemed fresher--obviously every Nikki Heat character is based on a character from the show which doesn't give the novels any freshness.

I sincerely hope that the folks who write these tie in shorts (and novels) produce more of the Derrick Storm books (or more shorts). I know I would personally like to see April Showers and Derrick Storm on a new mission.
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